Slip and fall injuries happen every day in businesses across the U.S. and the world. With 3,021 Rite Aid pharmacy locations currently operating in the United States, some of these accidents are likely to occur in a Rite Aid store.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident at a Georgia Rite Aid, you may have experienced:
- A dislocated shoulder
- A sprained wrist or ankle
- Back pain
- Brain injury
- Broken bones
- Damage to one or both knees
- Painful cuts, bruises or blood loss
- Spinal cord injury
Treating these injuries can be costly and receiving compensation from Rite Aid to pay for your lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering can be a challenge. At John Foy & Associates, we are dedicated to helping Georgia residents who were injured due to the negligence of others. Contact us at (404) 400-4000 today to find out how we can help you.
More About Rite Aid
Rite Aid is a pharmacy retail chain that began in Scranton, PA in 1962 and is headquartered in Camp Hill, PA. It is the largest pharmacy retailer on the East Coast and is the third-largest U.S. pharmacy overall.
According to its mission statement, Rite Aid strives to improve the health and wellness of the communities in which they operate. In spite of its best intentions, however, dangerous conditions that appear in a Rite Aid store can threaten the health of its customers.
Rite Aid store dangers that could contribute to slip and fall accidents include:
- Damaged merchandise – Rite Aid carries many liquid health and beauty aids including hair care products, lotions and makeup that could seep out of damaged containers and accumulate in the aisle, causing a slippery floor.
- Ice cream counter – Many Rite Aid stores have a counter where you can buy ice cream. A slip and fall accident can happen if ice cream is dropped and melts on the tile floor.
- Public restrooms – Wet paper towels littering the floor or puddles of water from plumbing problems in one of Rite Aid’s public restrooms could result in slick conditions.
- Dropped medication – Tablets or capsules accidentally dropped can be hard to spot before you slip on them.
- Defective chairs – While waiting for your prescription in Rite Aid there are often chairs provided for your convenience. If the chair is old or defective it could slip out from under you causing serious injury.
- Floors wet from mopping – Rite Aid could be held liable for your injuries if you slip and fall on a floor that’s been recently mopped.
- Parking lots and sidewalks – You could trip and suffer broken bones or a head injury if the parking lot asphalt or sidewalk concrete is damaged.
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Premises Liability in a Georgia Rite Aid
Every business operating in Georgia has a legal obligation to make sure their premises are safe for customers. If you were injured anywhere on the Rite Aid premises, you can sue for damages.
For premises liability to apply in your Georgia Rite Aid slip and fall accident, you will need to prove each of the following:
- A hazardous condition existed on Rite Aid store property.
- At least one Rite Aid employee was made aware of the hazard but neglected to correct the situation.
- You were not warned about the hazard and did not know about it until it caused your fall.
- You sustained injuries when you fell.
What You Can Do After a Slip and Fall Injury
After a slip and fall accident, your primary concern should be to get the medical attention you need. Call 911 if your injuries are severe. If your slip and fall injury falls under the premises liability conditions listed above, there are some additional steps you can take right away to strengthen your case:
- Do not admit fault.
- Do not sign paperwork Rite Aid Corporation or its representatives give you until your attorney can examine it first.
- Take photographs of your injuries and the location where you fell. It is important to do this before anyone alters the scene or removes the hazard.
- Seek treatment for your injuries and your doctor’s instructions until you are completely healed.
- Obtain copies of your medical bills and a statement from your employer if you had to miss work. This will help prove your injuries caused a financial loss.
- Determine if anyone witnessed your fall and request their names and phone numbers. Their testimony will help corroborate your story in court.
- File an incident report with the store manager and request a copy of this report for your records.
- Reach out to a slip and fall attorney as soon as possible. Your claim must be filed within Georgia’s two-year statute of limitations to be valid.
Call John Foy & Associates
John Foy & Associates is dedicated to serving Georgia residents just like you. We deliberately keep our caseloads small so our attorneys can give our clients the personal attention he or she is entitled to. Put one of our slip and fall lawyer teams to work on your case today.
We will investigate your accident and negotiate with Rite Aid on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. We get paid when you win your case, so there is no risk to you. Contact John Foy & Associates now at (404) 400-4000.